Colourful pictures of Easter fun at Pretty Corner in Sheringham

North Norfolk District Council senior countryside supervisor Annie Gedge and senior sports superviso

North Norfolk District Council senior countryside supervisor Annie Gedge and senior sports supervisor James Hudson, who have organised a packed programme of events for children and families over the Easter holiday. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

A friendly frog, a yellow chick and a greedy magpie were just some of the characters welcoming youngsters and their families to an Easter egg hunt held at Sheringham beauty spot Pretty Corner.

James and Nicola Fischer with children Summer, Sienna and Austin taking part in an Easter trail held

James and Nicola Fischer with children Summer, Sienna and Austin taking part in an Easter trail held at Pretty Corner, Sheringham. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The event saw dozens of children follow a trail of clues through the woods, which are home to a whole host of woodland flowers and ferns, as well as animals, birds and creepy crawlies ranging from butterflies and bats, to kingfishers, owls, woodpeckers and deer.

Easter Bunny Donna Welch, who works at Holt Country Park visitor centre, hands out chocolate eggs to

Easter Bunny Donna Welch, who works at Holt Country Park visitor centre, hands out chocolate eggs to sisters Summer and Sienna Fischer at the end of an Easter trail held at Pretty Corner, Sheringham: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

After solving a puzzle and feeding golden seeds to the greedy magpie – played by countryside ranger Martin Hope – youngsters were rewarded with a chocolate egg presented by the Easter bunny.

North Norfolk District Council countryside ranger Martin Hope, who played the part of a greedy magpi

North Norfolk District Council countryside ranger Martin Hope, who played the part of a greedy magpie at an Easter trail held at Pretty Corner, Sheringham. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Tony Hudson, of Horsford, joined in the fun with his wife Cherry and two-year-old grandson Ollie.

Searching for clues: Cherry Hudson with two-year-old grandson Ollie. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Searching for clues: Cherry Hudson with two-year-old grandson Ollie. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

He said: 'We have really enjoyed it and what is great is that it gets children outside, but with an added incentive rather than just walking.'


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The trail was one was one of a string of activities hosted by North Norfolk District Council sports and countryside team over the Easter holiday, with other events ranging from mini beast hunts at Holt County Park and shelter building at Sheringham, to rifle shooting at Cromer Sports Centre, skating at Stalham Sports Centre and activity days, archery and trampolining at North Walsham Sports Centre.

Senior countryside supervisor Annie Gedge, who has been running the Pretty Corner trail for the past 14 years, said the Easter activities were part of a year-round programme of events run by the council for local families and holidaymakers alike.

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'They are very popular,' she added. 'And last year we had around 4,000 people come along and take part.'

Ms Gedge added that the programme aimed to encourage children to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.

'It is a chance to get children looking a wildlife, meeting lots of different people and finding out about the countryside,' she said.

The Easter programme culminates with a fun day out at Happy Valley, Cromer on Thursday (April 13).

Featuring an Easter trail, games and activities including kite-making, the event runs from 1.30-3.30pm. For more information, phone 07920 576634 or email anne-marie.gedge@north-norfolk.gov.uk

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